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Buffalo Bill Dam, Cody

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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Buffalo Bill Dam was the tallest in the world when it was finished in 1910. Walk to the top of the concrete arch-gravity dam named after Wild West showman William "Buffalo Bill" Cody. At the visitor center, you can watch a short film, take a self-guided audio tour, and explore the black-and-white photos of the dam's early construction. You'll discover what makes the dam sturdy and view the waters--which supply more than 37,635 hectares (93,000 acres) of farmland--from the top. If you don't feel like walking from the parking lot to the visitor center, there's a complimentary shuttle service. Work out when and for how long to visit Buffalo Bill Dam and other Cody attractions using our handy Cody trip itinerary planning app.
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  • Nice views as you drive out of Shoshone Canyon. Stop at the visitor center if you can because I think you can see more.. it's always closed when we go.  more »
  • Very interesting place. Shows the history of the dam and the construction of it. You can walk across it for a great view of the reservoir and the river below. Nice gift shop too.  more »

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